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Crystal Ships earn Top Honours from Cond Nast Traveler Readers

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Wednesday, 20 February 2008

The ships of the Crystal Cruises fleet have once again been voted by the readers of Cond Nast Traveler as the best medium-sized ships in the world. Ultra-luxury Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony were ranked #1 and #2, respectively, in the magazines eighth annual Best Cruise Ships in the World issue.

Although the medium-sized category includes ships carrying between 500-1,500 passengers, Crystal Serenitys overall score of 94.6 ranked higher than every other ship with more than 120 passengers. Crystal Symphony ranked second, with an overall score of 93.8. 

Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, respectively, earned some of their highest ever scores for Food/Dining (96.4 and 96.3), Crew/Service (97.2 and 96.3), Facilities/Activities (96.0 and 93.7), Cabins (91.1 for both) and Design/Layout (97.1 and 95.4). Travelers also appreciated Crystals increasing focus on special-interest, limited availability experiences ashore. Crystals Shore Excursions (89.1 and 87.6) were voted several points ahead of most ships in the survey.

To receive such high praise from the very people who have experienced vacations on our ships makes us very proud, said Crystal Cruises president, Gregg L. Michel. This honor acknowledges our staffs devotion to creating the best possible experiences for our guests, while always upholding the highest standard of excellence.

Cond Nast Traveler asked its subscribers to rate 258 ships on a 100-point scale. A total of 81 ships are reviewed in the February 2008 eighth annual Best Ships issue.

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